City of Toledo and Community Partners Celebrate Juneteenth with Exciting Events Leading up to June 19

The City of Toledo along with the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, Lucas County, Human Relations Commission, The Junction Coalition, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity-Xi Tau Chapter, and NAACP are thrilled to announce a series of vibrant and inclusive Juneteenth celebrations leading up to the commemoration on June 19th. This historic occasion marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, and Toledo is proud to honor this significant milestone in our nation’s history.

Highlighting the festivities will be a lively parade and a captivating dance ceremony held at One Government Center on June 17th.

These events promise to bring the community together in a joyous celebration of freedom, heritage, and unity.

The list of events includes:

*   Juneteenth Open Mic
Wednesday, June 7 from 5 – 6 p.m.
Washington Library, 5560 Harvest Ln.

*   Juneteenth Fusion Jubilee
Tuesday, June 13 from 6 – 7 p.m.
Lagrange Library, 3422 Lagrange St.

*   Kid Zone
Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robinson Elementary/Park, 1075 Horace St.

*   Careers Workshops
Thursday, June 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robinson Elementary/Park, 1075 Horace St.

*   Juneteenth Rocks!
Thursday, June 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Washington Library, 5560 Harvest Ln.

*   Job Fair
Friday, June 16 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Robinson Elementary/Park, 1075 Horace St

*   Community Unity Celebration
Friday, June 16 from 3 – 6 p.m.
Gunckel Park, 751 Division St.

*   3rd Annual Juneteenth Parade and Ceremony
Saturday, June 17, Parade begins at 10 a.m.
along Summit and Jackson St.

Special performances at 12:30 p.m.
Government Center (front), 640 Jackson St.

*   Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom
Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Frederick Douglass Center, 1001 Indiana Ave.

*   Community and Wellness Fair
Saturday, June 17 from 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Academy, 1300 Forest Ave.

*   Juneteenth Celebration Job Fair
Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Main Library, 325 N Michigan St.

*   Level Up Your Career Workshop
Saturday, June 17 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Main Library, 325 N Michigan St.

*   Juneteenth Celebration on the Library Rooftop
Saturday, June 17 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Main Library, 325 N Michigan St

*   Juneteenth
Sunday, June 18 from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.

*   4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Monday, June 19 from 12 – 8 p.m.
Walbridge Park, 2761 Broadway St.

*   The Celebration of Black Kings
Monday, June 19 from 5 – 9 p.m.
Toledo Club, 235 14th St

The Juneteenth parade, a spirited procession through the heart of Toledo, will showcase a rich tapestry of cultural expressions, vibrant costumes, and uplifting music. Starting at 10:00 a.m. along Summit St. and Jackson St., the parade will wind its way through downtown, featuring local community groups, organizations, and passionate individuals, all coming together to honor the legacy of Juneteenth.

Following the parade, a momentous dance ceremony will take place at One Government Center, located at 640 Jackson St. Toledo, OH 43604, at 12:30 p.m. The dance ceremony will be a soul-stirring display of traditional and contemporary dance forms, paying homage to the resilience and triumph of the African American community. Attendees will have the opportunity to witness captivating performances by dancers and local artists, as well as participate in interactive sessions celebrating the cultural heritage of Juneteenth.

The City of Toledo invites all residents, families, and friends to join in these Juneteenth celebrations. This is a moment to reflect on the progress we have made, remember the struggles endured, and strengthen the bonds that unite us as a diverse and inclusive community.

For more information about the Juneteenth events and other related activities, please visit the official City of Toledo website at<>.